We specialise in offering counselling support to women & families from all over Scotland who have suffered Miscarriage, Still Birth or Neonatal Loss. Our counsellors are trained up to MSc level in counselling.
There are many different types of counselling. At Miscarriage Support our counsellors work in a Person-centred way. This approach has been used for over 50 years and was founded by Carl Rogers. The Person-centred Approach is based on the idea that every person has within themselves the resources for self understanding, at Miscarriage Support our counsellors can help you to develop these resources through our Glasgow base. Counselling can provide a safe supportive relationship where difficulties can be sensitively explored. Our counselling service is used by individual male or female clients and couples. Our service assists clients following loss, prior to trying again, and throughout pregnancy.
Why consider counselling?
Counselling provides a safe and supportive relationship in which clients, experiencing miscarriage, can sensitively explore their concerns. Counselling is different from advice-giving it is about exploring your own thoughts and feelings to help you to find your own way forward. Counselling is also about change and empowerment; it enables individuals to get in touch with their own potential, learning to manage life and feelings better.
Some of the reasons why women consider counselling:
- No one seemed to understand
- To explore why this happened to me
- To build my confidence before trying again
- Depression & loneliness
- To be supported through a future pregnancy
- To talk about my relationship problems
Who are the counsellors?
Miscarriage Support counsellors hold a Diploma in Person-centred Counselling, have personal experience of miscarriage and have been specially trained in miscarriage counselling. Miscarriage Support trainee counsellors, who are studying towards a diploma in counselling, may also provide counselling.
Which Counselling Approach?
There are many different types of counselling. At Miscarriage Support our counsellors work in a Person-centred way. This approach has been used for over 50 years and was founded by Carl Rogers. The Person-centred approach is based on the idea that every person has within themselves the resources for self understanding. Miscarriage Support counsellors can help you to develop these resources and assist you in building your own coping skills.
What Happens In Counselling?
Counselling meetings usually last about 50 minutes. You are welcome to come for as many sessions as you find helpful. The average number of sessions is 8, however, you can have more sessions if you need them. Your counsellor will help you to determine what would best suit your individual needs. Counselling sessions take place either face-to-face, by telephone. e-mail exchange is also used alongside our other counselling services.
What is expected of you?
Miscarriage Support is a non-profit making organisation. We do not expect a contribution from unemployed or low income families. For all other clients we ask for a donation based on a sliding scale from £5.00 up to £25.00 per session. We leave it up to you to determine how much you can afford. For the first appointment, we ask for a donation of £15.00, which includes our information pack.
To make an appointment for counselling, or to discuss what you are looking for, contact us on: 0141-552-5070